It may seem to some of us that summer is just getting started. It is only mid-July. However, school is just around the corner, and with that comes the start of sports for many students. This requires a physical. But how do you know if you need a sports physical, a regular physical or at what age a physical should be conducted? In this article, we break it down for you. [Read more…]
Having pushed off voting on a final product, there are still many questions surrounding the proposed Senate health care bill. And while a full ACA repeal looks to be unlikely, there are many potential changes on the horizon What would passage of the Senate healthcare bill mean for the average Arizonan? In this article, we break it down. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Center’s Dr. West discusses Melanoma with ABC 15 and Fox 10! One misunderstanding that people have about skin cancer is whether or not moles are cancerous. The truth is, moles are generally not dangerous; they are typically a benign growth of cells that give your skin color and can change color or extrusion over time. However, a small percentage of moles can become cancerous and develop melanoma over time.
With Friday being World Health Day, ABC 15 joins Dr. Anthony Nelson to talk about some healthy lifestyle tips that you can turn into healthy habits. Anthony starts out by explaining why you should get a gym close to your work. It makes it much easier and convenient to get there as well as motivating yourself to show up. Something else you can try is finding a way to implement physical activity into your everyday schedule. Drinking plenty of cold water can help suppress the desire that follows a sweet tooth, plus staying hydrated in the desert is very important. If you do not get enough sleep, this can affect your appetite, mood, and daily routines. It is very important that you get on average 8 hours of sleep every night. [Read more…]
In celebration of World Health Day, AZTV asked Dr. Janice Johnston to appear on set and discuss the Top 5 Habits of Healthy People. Dr. Johnston, who has been practicing family medicine for over 20 years, certainly knows a thing or two about being healthy. Here they discuss healthy habits such as a food prep, regular daily exercise, and more! [Read more…]
Join ABC 15 News with Dr. Janice Johnston as they discuss ways to maintain a healthy heart. Dr. Janice Johnston gives us her professional expertise on what you can do to take control of your health. They explain the importance of maintaining a healthy heart, as well as what harmful things are out there that can affect your heart’s health. We all know that smoking is bad for you, yet we still continue to do it. 2017 is the year to stop and be in charge of your health. [Read more…]
Join in with ABC 15 News, on what is happening in the flu season this year. ABC 15 News interviews Dr. Janice Johnston for her insight on how to avoid the flu and why it’s so important to get your flu shot before the problem arises. One of the most important things you can do if you feel that you are becoming sick is to stay home! You need a lot of rest and time for your body to recover fully, and of course, always wash your hands. Many people do not realize the importance of washing their hands and keeping germs from spreading. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Centers’ Medical Director, Dr. Janice Johnston was recently interviewed by Arizona Foothills Magazine about the best foods for healthy skin and hair. Besides being a medical doctor, Dr. Johnston is an avid nutrition buff who keeps up to date with the latest in nutrition science. [Read more…]